Rebecca Wexler works on data, technology, and criminal justice. Her current scholarship focuses on trade secrets in new data-driven criminal justice technologies. While at Data & Society, she worked for The Legal Aid Society defending criminal cases that involved computer-derived evidence, including Stingray surveillance, cell site location tracking, probabilistic DNA analysis software programs, and the Shotspotter audio surveillance system. She also initiated partnerships between Legal Aid, GovLab, and the Vera Institute of Justice to analyze Legal Aid’s internal data, representing 230,000 criminal cases per year. Before law school, Rebecca worked as a documentary filmmaker. She holds a JD from Yale Law School, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and a BA from Harvard College. She is a member of the New York bar and a law clerk to the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Washington MonthlyD&S lawyer-in-residence Rebecca Wexler unpacks how private companies hide flaws in software that the government uses to convict and exonerate people in the criminal justice system. What’s alarming about protecting trade se... Read on Washington MonthlyJune 2017
The New York TimesD&S resident Rebecca Wexler describes the flaws of an increasingly automated criminal justice system The root of the problem is that automated criminal justice technologies are largely privately owned and sold for profit... Read on The New York TimesJune 2017